infrastructure

How Does Sea Level Rise Affect Us? Learning from New Jersey

April 5, 2024 / Comments Off on How Does Sea Level Rise Affect Us? Learning from New Jersey

Over the last century, sea levels in New Jersey have risen about 1.4 feet, due to both natural forces and groundwater pumping. The global average has been almost 8 inches. What does this mean for New Jersey residents? The effects of sea level rise will be felt in their daily lives, making coastal flooding more […]

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: How Will We Measure Success?

February 17, 2023 / Comments Off on The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: How Will We Measure Success?

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) calls for historic investments in old mobility—notably, and not surprisingly, a lot of money available for highway development and redevelopment. The bill also calls for investment in new technologies, most notably in the future of electrification across all surface programs (including electric cars and buses). The middle ground […]

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What is Ahead for Cities in 2023?

January 27, 2023 / Comments Off on What is Ahead for Cities in 2023?

The beginning of the year always brings about fresh new goals, opportunities, and a renewed perspective and evaluation of the prior year’s objectives. As technology continues to evolve, so do our expectations of how these changes are going to manifest in the new year. Here at Econsult Solutions and ESI Center for Future Cities, we […]

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Financing Green Infrastructure: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

June 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Financing Green Infrastructure: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and across the nation are deploying green infrastructure to manage stormwater and provide economic, environmental, and social benefits for residents. Large cities such as Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia are leaders in the use of green infrastructure to 1) fulfill regulatory mandates (i.e., reducing combined sanitary-storm sewer overflows, or CSO) […]

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Public Transit

April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Public Transit

About Analytics-Driven Insight The pandemic has proved the vital importance of public transit to essential functions of society, but presents the industry with stark challenges in rebuilding ridership and economies of scale. In this environment, it is critical that transit providers use evidence-based analysis both to plan and tailor their services, and to make the […]

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Broadband as an Economic Development Tool

June 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Broadband as an Economic Development Tool

The potential impact of nationwide broadband today has been likened to the effects of railroads in the 1800s and the similarities are clear: both require substantial infrastructure investment, both provide important connections otherwise not possible, and both improve and sustain new and emerging economic ecosystems.[1] Despite the significant benefits of broadband connectivity, estimates suggest that […]

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